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Primeur weekly 2013-09-30

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part I ...

The Cloud

VEP 2.1 is now available ...

Cloud-for-Europe gears up for the future ...

Cloud computing must tackle the security challenge ...

European Space Agency delivers its SuperSites Exploitation Platform on Interoute Virtual Data Centre ...

Oracle announces roadmap for Nimbula Director and OpenStack API integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ...

IBM announces US $17 million investment in new Cloud data centre ...

HP Enterprise Services launches new Cloud-based Analytics as a Service based on HP’s Big Data analytics platform ...

EuroFlash

Bull and Sinequa announce unmatched performance on bullion servers, enabling new real time Big Data experience ...

ADVA Optical Networking shows first SDN-automated end-to-end provisioning for dispersed data centres ...

European Landscape Study of Research Data Management ...

HPC Midlands and Bull lead the way in making supercomputing accessible to industry ...

Domain walls as new information storage medium ...

Counting on neodymium ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems selected by CoinTerra to partner for liquid cooling solutions ...

Agilent Technologies accelerates smartphone and defense simulations by a factor of 64 ...

University of Utah's Christopher Johnson, leader in scientific visualization and computing, will receive 2013 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award ...

LSU researchers receive $4 million NSF grant for new supercomputing cluster ...

Convey Computer launches hybrid-core Memcached appliance - speeds performance, reduces cost of ownership ...

Terascala advances its vision of optimizing high-performance computing work flows for faster time to results ...

Teradata named in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 4th consecutive year ...

Clot busting simulations test potential stroke treatment ...

Supercomputers help solve a 50-year homework assignment ...

IBM announces US $17 million investment in new Cloud data centre

23 Sep 2013 Bogota - IBM will invest US$ 17 million in a new data centre located in Bogotá. The new centre will provide Colombian companies with Cloud computing and Big Data services, which will enable organisations to transform their business to meet the growing demands of the local and international markets and to offer flexible, high quality and personalized services for their customers. The new facility expands the US$8 million investment IBM made in Colombia when the company opened a data centre in 2011.

From the 100 most important Colombian companies defined by the 2012 Colombian Superintendency's Report, 88% of those companies are IBM clients, which together account for approximately 40% of the country's' industry GDP.

Through the new data centre, IBM looks forward to contributing and further strengthening business innovation in the local banking, health care, food, insurance and oil & gas industries, among others, allowing them to benefit from a new wave of transformation in services with Cloud, Smarter Systems and Big Data capabilities that help drive economic growth, sustainable development and social progress.

With the help of IBM business expertise and best practices, Cloud computing allows clients to efficiently deliver new services to their customers, expand into new markets, incorporate mobile devices, and grow revenue.

According to Colombian consulting firm Vision Growth Consulting, "Colombia is one of the fastest growing countries outsourcing data centre services in Latin America, with an estimated 15.3% growth of the data centre services market in Colombia in 2013, mainly driven by Cloud computing, among others, which is already a reality in the country."

"In the current competitive environment, Colombia companies are looking for high value solutions that help them solve complexity through innovation and business insight by addressing organic growth and productivity issues. Our new data centre and our professionals aim to contribute to the private and public companies' development and the countries progress. This new investment showcases our clients' trust in our expertise and services, as well as the commitment IBM has made to the country's growth", stated Francisco Thiermann, General Manager IBM Colombia.

IBM was recently named by IDC as the global leader of professional services on Cloud technology, due to its deep knowledge and experience in developing innovative solutions, supporting a large amount of customers, research and innovation, its global investments and strong commitment to help large companies to transform their business with Cloud technology.

IBM has made multi-million-dollar investments in Latin America since 2009, opening nine IT Services Centres located in Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay, which provide round-the-clock services. Globally, IBM delivers global scale, talent and technology based on business expertise and a global network of more than 70 Service Delivery Centres and more than 400 Data Centres in 170 countries covering more than 40 languages.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-09-30

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part I ...

The Cloud

VEP 2.1 is now available ...

Cloud-for-Europe gears up for the future ...

Cloud computing must tackle the security challenge ...

European Space Agency delivers its SuperSites Exploitation Platform on Interoute Virtual Data Centre ...

Oracle announces roadmap for Nimbula Director and OpenStack API integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ...

IBM announces US $17 million investment in new Cloud data centre ...

HP Enterprise Services launches new Cloud-based Analytics as a Service based on HP’s Big Data analytics platform ...

EuroFlash

Bull and Sinequa announce unmatched performance on bullion servers, enabling new real time Big Data experience ...

ADVA Optical Networking shows first SDN-automated end-to-end provisioning for dispersed data centres ...

European Landscape Study of Research Data Management ...

HPC Midlands and Bull lead the way in making supercomputing accessible to industry ...

Domain walls as new information storage medium ...

Counting on neodymium ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems selected by CoinTerra to partner for liquid cooling solutions ...

Agilent Technologies accelerates smartphone and defense simulations by a factor of 64 ...

University of Utah's Christopher Johnson, leader in scientific visualization and computing, will receive 2013 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award ...

LSU researchers receive $4 million NSF grant for new supercomputing cluster ...

Convey Computer launches hybrid-core Memcached appliance - speeds performance, reduces cost of ownership ...

Terascala advances its vision of optimizing high-performance computing work flows for faster time to results ...

Teradata named in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 4th consecutive year ...

Clot busting simulations test potential stroke treatment ...

Supercomputers help solve a 50-year homework assignment ...